February 16, 2013 11:24 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A science institute in Northern California says it has received numerous reports of a bright streak of light over the San Francisco Bay area. The Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland reports receiving calls describing what appeared to be a fireball flying west Friday night,... more »
October 2, 2012 9:14 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says he plans to turn the Hawaiian island that he recently bought into a laboratory for experimenting with more environmentally sound ways of living. Ellison says he hopes to convert sea water into fresh water on the 141-square-mile island of Lanai. He... more »
September 11, 2012 9:28 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is acknowledging his company's falling stock price, but he says Facebook has overcome hurdles before. He's speaking to a standing-room-only audience at a tech conference in San Francisco, in his first interview since the company's rocky initial public offering in May. Facebook... more »
July 29, 2012 2:16 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two tech titans are squaring off in federal court Monday in a closely watched trial over control of the U.S. smart phone and computer tablet markets. Apple Inc. filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. last year alleging the world's largest technology company's smart phones and... more »
July 11, 2012 4:46 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that's been billed as the largest pot shop on the planet is being targeted for closure by federal prosecutors in Northern California. Harborside Health Center spokeswoman Gaynell Rogers said U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag's office has threatened to seize the property where... more »
July 7, 2012 11:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - An AIDS-free generation: It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic still is raging around the world. Yet more than 20,000 international HIV researchers and activists will gather in the nation's capital later this month with a sense of optimism not seen in many years... more »
June 3, 2012 2:35 PM
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - It's true that Warren Buffett hired the hedge fund manager who won the last two private lunches with him that are part of an annual auction, but he's not expecting the event to become a recruiting tool for Berkshire Hathaway. Rather, Buffett says it's miraculous that... more »
February 12, 2012 11:17 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. government is seeking software that can mine social media to predict the future. Solicitations posted online show federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies hope to anticipate everything from terrorist attacks to foreign uprisings by sifting billions of posts from Twitter and other social networks.... more »
February 11, 2012 11:47 AM
NICASIO, Calif. (AP) - Marin County's planning commission will hear arguments for and against allowing filmmaker George Lucas to expand his movie-making empire in the quiet hills just north of San Francisco.
Some Marin County residents are balking at the planned 270,000-square-foot digital media production compound on historic farmland... more »
December 25, 2011 8:03 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews rescued 28 people after their boat engine caught fire in San Francisco Bay. Officials received a call about the blaze in the McCovey Cove shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday. Petty officer Rachel Polish says crews arrived a few minutes later and... more »
December 7, 2011 7:50 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr says officers dismantled over 100 tents at an Occupy protest in a downtown plaza Wednesday morning.
In an early morning news conference broadcast by KCBS, Suhr said they were trying to separate personal belongings from the trash.
There... more »
December 4, 2011 2:48 PM
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped 9 cents over the past two weeks.
That's according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, released Sunday, which puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.29.
Midgrade costs an average... more »
November 26, 2011 2:09 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When Ben Berkowitz wanted some graffiti on his street cleaned up, he called the city. They put him on hold. As he sat there, he found himself thinking that his neighbors had probably called in with the same complaint, but he had no way of knowing.... more »
September 22, 2011 7:09 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The family of a San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten outside Dodger Stadium says he is speaking and "more responsive" than ever since the March attack.
Bryan Stow's family posted on its website Wednesday that his latest improvements came a week after Stow... more »
September 5, 2011 4:06 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's police chief says officers helped Apple Inc. investigators look for a missing iPhone prototype that was left in a city restaurant in July.
Police Chief Greg Suhr told the San Francisco Chronicle that four officers accompanied two Apple investigators who searched a San... more »
September 4, 2011 6:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Food enthusiasts have been enrolling in culinary school in growing numbers, lured by dreams of working as gourmet chefs or opening their own restaurants.
For many graduates, however, those dreams have turned into financial nightmares, as they struggle to pay off hefty student loans and... more »
September 1, 2011 12:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House official says President Barack Obama will make a three-day West Coast swing next month.
The president's trip will start in Seattle on Sept. 25. He will also make three stops in California: San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles. Obama's trip will wrap... more »
August 11, 2011 3:33 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The lawyer for a San Francisco woman charged with breaking into the hotel room of "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his client is a prostitute, not a thief.
The San Francisco Examiner reports that attorney Mark Jacobs says his client, 56-year-old Lucinda Moyers, is a... more »
July 28, 2011 3:39 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is scheduled for surgery after he snapped his Achilles tendon while running after a woman who he says stole cash and other items from his San Francisco hotel room.
The 71-year-old Trebek tells reporters he spotted the woman in his room... more »
September 15, 2010 9:32 AM
San Francisco is playing host to the first App Nation convention, a way for app makers, developers and funders to show off the very latest in mobile wares.
From small companies, like Clr Touch, whose CEO Mark Spates says we're now living in "the synthetic society, where a version... more »
August 18, 2010 8:48 AM
Frontier Airlines will fly between Denver and Aspen this ski season after all.
Frontier originally said it wouldn't fly the route after September as it phased out its Q400 turboprop planes. But on Tuesday, the Republic Airways subsidiary said it will keep three Q400s so it can serve Aspen... more »
August 16, 2010 9:10 AM
A new survey finds the average price of regular gasoline in the United States has gone up 3.86 cents in the last three weeks.
The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular rose to $2.77. Analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average... more »
July 27, 2010 12:04 PM
A doctor known for performing sex-change operations in Trinidad is considering leaving town.
Dr. Marci Bowers says she is "98 percent sure" she will be moving to the San Francisco area Oct. 1. Bowers has been in Colorado for about seven years, but she said Monday that there are... more »
July 26, 2010 8:42 AM
President Barack Obama is trying to convince a cranky electorate not to change course in mid stream -- or in this case, at mid-term.
His message for the fall elections, which are looking ominous for his Democrats, is that Republicans caused the nation's economic troubles, but he and the... more »
March 30, 2010 7:37 PM
Federal investigators are looking into a near collision over San Francisco between a commercial jet and a small airplane that came within 300 feet of each other.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are looking at Saturday's near-miss between United Airlines Flight 889 to Beijing, China,... more »
March 19, 2010 11:03 AM
Goodwill is opening up a high dollar boutique in Texas, it's 6th boutique.
The "GW Boutique" is a far cry from the traditional Goodwill retail store. The idea behind the boutique is to attract customers looking for designer clothes at discount prices.
Goodwill says the prices will be... more »
March 2, 2010 2:43 PM
Sea lions are returning to San Francisco's Pier 39 after an abrupt disappearance that left tourists disappointed and experts baffled.
The number is fluctuating. But the population appears to be making a slow return after mysteriously ballooning to about 1,700 during Thanksgiving week, then dwindling to a handful in... more »
February 21, 2010 11:04 AM
At the end of a remote road lined by houses, children play in yards just a short distance from a stagnant, 16.5-acre lagoon filled with the waste sludge of a factory egg farm.
Flies hover over the pond as chicken urine and feces get pumped daily through white pipes... more »
February 19, 2010 8:29 AM
A United Airlines jet that made an emergency landing after a threatening note was found in the galley resumed its flight after seven hours on the ground in Salt Lake City.
Flight 741, carrying 168 passengers and six crew, was en route from Denver to San Francisco Thursday when... more »
February 18, 2010 1:10 PM
A United airlines flight from Denver to San Francisco has been diverted to Salt Lake City because of a bomb threat.
Salt Lake City Superintendent of Airport Operations Dave Korzep says the FBI and airport police are on scene searching the plane.
Korzep says the 193 passengers and... more »
January 11, 2010 10:56 AM
A federal trial gets under way in San Francisco today that could result in the Supreme Court being asked to rule on the ability of states to ban same-sex marriage. The case involves a challenge to Proposition 8, the gay marriage ban approved by California voters in November 2008. The... more »
January 8, 2010 3:17 PM
NORAD dispatched two F-16 fighter jets to the Colorado Springs Airport Friday, after an Air Tran passenger jet made an emergency landing because of an unruly passenger. No one was hurt.
Air Tran Flight 39 was en route from Atlanta to San Francisco when a drunk passenger locked himself... more »
December 29, 2009 10:06 AM
Home prices rise for the fifth month in a row in October, but the recovery continues to be uneven with only 11 of the 20 metros tracked showing gains. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday edged up 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted reading of 145.36 in... more »
October 28, 2009 1:23 PM
An amazing photo is circulating the internet showing a cable and brace that snapped on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge during the Tuesday evening commute, raining debris down onto traffic.
Luckily, no one was injured. Battered and bruised is the commute--280,000 vehicles a day cross the bridge. Cal-Trans has... more »
October 21, 2009 11:13 AM
A sperm donor passed on a potentially deadly genetic heart condition to nine of his 24 children, including one who died at age 2 from heart failure, according to a medical journal report.
Two children, both now teenagers, have developed symptoms and are at risk for sudden cardiac death,... more »
October 14, 2009 9:11 AM
A powerful fall storm packing strong winds, drenching rain and heavy snow has moved into Southern California where residents near fire-scarred hillsides braced for possible mudslides and debris flows.
The storm prompted evacuation warnings earlier Tuesday near Santa Cruz and disrupted power across the state.
Officials urged residents... more »
October 7, 2009 7:46 PM
Fitness legend Jack LaLanne looks better at 95 than some people who are 50 years younger.
LaLanne celebrated his 95th in style Wednesday, riding an antique fire truck down Ellis Street in his hometown of San Francisco. His fans didn't wave--they did pushups and jumping jacks!
The parade... more »
October 5, 2009 10:52 AM
Peter Hunn has a simple wish: He'd like his children to farm the land in California's delta that his great, great grandfather settled more than a century ago.
The cucumber farmer cherishes the land so much that he refuses to allow state engineers onto his property to survey possible... more »
September 18, 2009 12:15 PM
Authorities investigating two missing girl cases said Thursday that cadaver dogs picked up a scent that could indicate buried remains in the backyard of a Northern California couple already charged in a kidnapping.
Alameda County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson said two dogs "indicated" on a site in... more »
September 11, 2009 1:21 PM
California's third year of drought has worsened the already dire outlook for endangered coho salmon, as coastal creeks used for spawning dwindle into disconnected pools where fish get trapped and die.
On a hot summer afternoon about 40 miles north of San Francisco, a group armed with fishing nets... more »